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I agree that the size/area of the circles does not conform to the figures contained within, and thus has only a semiotic or perceived value.

If you really want to object though, the main point of the graphic is that the four yellow countries are rolling downhill, with the 'stable' slope as Germany. OR, alternatively, the greater 'weight' of Ireland and Spain are tilting the horizontal axis. However the first explanation seems more likely, as the numbers within the circles are slightly rotated to indicate rotation/rolling.

If this graphic comes from a newspaper, it is very likely to have been created by a sullen youth of indeterminate gender in Converse boots and a possible piercing, on the basis of a hurried email instruction by a sub-ed.

Scientists, as you well know, are barred from all publishers.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Mon May 9th, 2011 at 08:16:16 AM EST
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